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Almost Under Foot!


Almost Under Foot!
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2046 W: 608 N: 5483] (22131)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-18 11:59
Viewed: 2260
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,

My husband and I were walking along a path at an RSPB reserve in Lincolnshire, when we saw the flicker of orange on the floor.

To our surprise, a beautiful dragonfly was taking a rest, and nearly ended under our feet!

I moved slowly towards the ground and was able to get a shot before it rose into the air, like a minature jump jet.

I'm pretty sure that its a dragonfly rather than a darter, because its wings were outstretched, but would be grateful for some further identification, perhaps from one of our bug specialists.

Many thanks for stopping by, Bev :-)

Shot in RAW.
Converted with PSE6.

pp cropped, sharpened with high pass, added duplicate layer, added border, erased part border to expose wing tip, selected b/g desaturated a little to emphasise dragonfly, signed

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To Jonela: Almost Under Foot!Royaldevon 1 04-18 14:39
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Hi, Beverley. Great capture of this dragonfly with sharpness, and creative framing against a difficult background. Composition and exposure bring out the transparencies of the wings which are so unique to this insect. Good PP work.Cheers.

Salutare!
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Numai bine
Ionela

Hi Beverly,
Nice close-up of this dragonfly with nice framed,
picture sharp and clear with an excellent POV.
Nice PPwork and details.
compliments
Michel

hi Bev like this a lot grt details it is realy good how you have the wing out of the frame nice one
tfs regards bryan

Hi bev,

An excellent shot I am green with envy as I have never been successful in trying to capture them. Lovely colour and very sharp details tfs.

Regards
Jon

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  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-04-18 19:33]

Nice shot Bev. Amazing detail. Good color and contrast. Good capture. TFS, Lori

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-04-18 22:07]

Hello

quelle finesse cette libellule, superbe le rendu sur son corps, les ailes avec ce dessin le fond gris fait très bien ressortir le tout, splendide compo.

bravo et maitié

Nicou

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